Monday November 14, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part III: Return to the Tub of Happiness


Narrator: Another Daysun-Tingo robot later.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Captain, I understand that you're angry, but violence against us is pointless.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Each of us is in continual contact with the Daysun-Tingo core, so no information is lost in the event of an industrial accident.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: DT-302b, the unit you destroyed is "alive" and well, waiting impatiently to be imprinted upon a fresh blank.
Captain Tagon: So deadly violence does inconvenience you. That means it can still be used for behavior modification.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Err. . . that's not what I -
Narrator: In the Daysun-Tingo core. . .
DD-101M: Okay, that tingled very unpleasantly.
DT-Comptrol: Yes. All units are being instructed to turn down the gain on their damage sensors.
DT-203b: "Pain will help us cut maintenance costs" you said. You didn't mention how much it would HURT.